panencephalitis

Definitions of panencephalitis
  1. noun
    diffuse inflammation of the entire brain
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    types:
    Bosin's disease, Dawson's encephalitis, SSPE, Van Bogaert encephalitis, inclusion body encephalitis, sclerosing leukoencephalitis, subacute inclusion body encephalitis, subacute sclerosing leukoencephalitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
    a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years
    rubella panencephalitis
    a rare loss of mental and physical skills in adolescents; associated with the rubella virus
    type of:
    cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis
    inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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